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Mixed With White
Paint a series of black lines on the page: vertical, horizontal,
zig zag, curved and swirly.
Join the lines to each other and to the side of the page to create
closed shapes. (NB I tend to make these line works all in one
session then let them dry. You'll also need to insist that they
write their names on the back of their linework. I'm sure you
know the drill lol)
Discuss - colours that are generally considered warm (from
yellow to red-violet) and cool colours (from yellow-green to violet).
These colours often go together very well and are used to suggest
warmth or coldness.
Experiment with tints and place these experimental colours
in the closed shapes. The most challenging part of this activity
is to have the students achieve a gradual gradation of one tint
Once dry, overpaint the black lines.
and Tricks - try to use controlled brushstrokes to get a good
- try to use a variety of colours and not use the same colours
- Always try to be creative and not boring. (Just like
everybody else hehehehe)